2017 Trade Deadline

Is Arron Afflao The Thunder’s Next Option?

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While the Thunder may have moved on from Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler they remain aggressive at the deadline trying to add some talent to the roster. There are a few names that continue to circulate as possible for the Thunder, one of which is Kings swingman Arron Afflalo.

Afflalo has just $1.5 million of his $12.5 million salary for next season guaranteed, making him a low-risk short-term rental. The Kings are believed to be pushing for an Afflalo trade fairly aggressively. With Chandler no longer considered an option (unless Denver lowers the price) Afflalo could be the next option.

Another name that could come at a very low price for the Thunder is Lakers guard Nick Young, while Young has played well for the Lakers this season there is still a considerable stigma around him as a personality in the locker room.

Young has a Player Option for next season worth $5.6 million, which could be a deterrent for a team unsure of his fit. The Lakers are said to be looking for just a second-round pick for Young in efforts to move him, and his possible cap hit off the books.

The Thunder were linked to Chicago’s Taj Gibson this morning by ESPN’s Marc Stein as the Bulls continue to weigh their options on moving Gibson and their pursuit of Philadelphia big man Jahlil Okafor.

Source: Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders

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